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April 17, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 15th April 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated April 15th 2016. Happy reading :) 

Topic 1 : "The waning of the pink tide"

  • Waning - to ​become ​weaker in ​strength or ​influence
  • Tide - the alternate rising and falling of the sea
  • Relegation - assign to a lower position
  • Former - the first of two ​people
  • Run-off - a further competition / election, after a tie
  • Reign - the period of rule of a king
  • Repressive - to ​control what ​people do, ​especially by using ​force
  • Notorious - famous for something ​bad
  • Resuscitate - make (something) active again
  • Populism - political ​ideas and ​activities that are ​intended to get the ​support of ​ordinary ​people by giving them what they ​want
  • Succeed - to take an ​official ​job or ​position after someone ​else
  • Setback - something that ​happens that ​delays or ​prevents a ​process from ​developing
  • Ascendancy - a ​position of ​power, ​strength, or ​success
  • Regime - government
  • Relinquish - to give up something (power)
  • Possibly - * used when something is not ​sure
  • Referendum - a ​vote in which all the ​people in a ​country or an ​area are ​asked to give ​their ​opinion about an ​important ​political or ​social ​question
  • Retain - to ​keep or ​continue to have something
  • Meanwhile - until something ​expected ​happens / while something ​else is ​happening
  • Impeachment - to make a ​formal ​statement that a ​public ​official did something wrong (related to his job)
  • Protest - an ​occasion when ​people show that they ​disagree with something by ​standing ​somewhere, ​shouting, ​carrying ​signs, etc
  • Mobilisation -  to ​organize or ​prepare a ​group of ​people, for a ​purpose
  • Upsurge - a ​sudden and usually ​large ​increase in something
  • Elites - the ​richest, most ​powerful ​group in a ​society
  • Skewed - suddenly changed direction or position
  • Exacerbating - to make something that is already ​bad ​even ​worse
  • Poverty - the ​condition of being ​extremely ​poor
  • Statism - the ​principle that the ​government should own or ​control most of a country's ​industry and ​economy
  • Fuelled - to make something active / more stronger
  • Commodity - a product that can be traded / bought / sold
  • Weaning - to make someone ​slowly ​stop using something that is ​bad for them
  • Extraction - the ​process of ​removing something, ​especially by ​force
  • Malfeasance - an ​example of ​dishonest and ​illegal ​behaviour, ​especially by a ​person in ​authority
  • Crisis - a ​time of ​great ​disagreement, ​confusion, or ​suffering
  • Garner - to ​collect something, usually after much ​work or with ​difficulty
  • Successors - someone that comes after another ​person
  • Cunning - ​clever at ​planning something so that you get what you ​want
  • Efficacy - the ​ability of ​achieving something / to ​produce the ​intended ​result
  • Recalibration - to ​change the way you do or ​think about something
  • Boom - a ​period of ​sudden ​economic ​growth, ​especially one that ​results in a lot of ​money being made
  • Charisma - a ​special ​power that some ​people have ​naturally that makes them ​able to ​influence other ​people and ​attract ​their ​attention and ​admiration

Topic 2 : "Reviving a good idea"

  • Reviving - to bring something back to ​life
  • Scrutiny - the ​careful and ​detailed ​examination of something in ​order to get ​information about it
  • Hearing - an ​official ​meeting that is ​held to ​collect the ​facts about an ​event or ​problem
  • Ascertain - to make sure of something
  • Amendments - changes
  • Laudable - praise worthy
  • Curbing - controlling
  • Transparent - open and honest
  • Unaided - without any ​help from anyone ​else (​independent)
  • Thrive - to ​grow, ​develop, or be ​successful
  • Bidder - someone who ​offers to ​pay a ​particular ​amount of ​money for something
  • Implicit - suggested but not ​communicated ​directly
  • Undermine - to make something less ​powerful
  • Elitist - ​organized for the good of a few ​people who have ​special ​interests or ​abilities
  • Unfettered - not ​limited by ​rules or any other ​controlling ​influence
  • Upheld - confirm or support (something which has been questioned)
  • Violated - to act against something
  • Dissenting -  ​strong ​difference of ​opinion on a ​particular ​subject
  • Impinging on something - to have an ​effect on something
  • Breaching - an ​act of ​breaking a ​law / agreement
  • Merely - just / only
  • Curious - interesting
  • Verdict - judgement
  • Precedent - the way that something has been done in the past that ​therefore ​shows that it is the ​correct way
  • Hasty - to do something very hurriedly / urgently
  • Interim - temporary

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